Fierce_LiNk

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  1. Last night, we finished Season 2 of Dark after also doing a re-watch of Season 1. Sublime tv show and with just so much depth to it, too. Top tv!


  2. 1 minute ago, Happenstance said:

    I’m really hoping that Squeenix brings it later because so far this show is a massive downer.

     

    1 minute ago, Hero-of-Time said:

    Yeah, it's certainly looking that way.

    It's alright, lads. The Sony conference will surely deliver! :)

    Wait, wha-

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  3. Not feeling the E3 hype at all. Thought it was actually on next week and didn't realise until late yesterday that Microsoft's conference was on.

    Are we thinking that this will go down as one of the shitter E3 events?


  4. On 30/05/2019 at 9:06 AM, Goafer said:

    Baby Driver

    Never really paid it much attention until I realised that it was Edgar Wright.

    Loved it. Reminded me a bit of Drive, but without the 80s vibe. Little/no cgi, just awesome practical effects and a fairly decent storyline. The way the action synched with the music was also a nice touch.

    The only downside for me was that Kevin Spacey has kind of soured it now. He's still a good actor, but just seeing him on screen is still a distraction.

    I really enjoyed this film, too. Saw it a few months ago and loved the style and soundtrack. Lovely film. Had a pretty satisfying ending too, I thought. I was worried that it would run out of steam towards the end, but actually, it was pretty well paced. Great film!

    I get what you mean about Kevin Spacey. Not sure what's going to happen now when people rewatch films like The Usual Suspects or Seven. They're not slights on the films themselves...it's just jarring because the fourth wall has been broken. Instead of seeing the character on stage, we can't help but see the actor.


  5. Congratulations to Liverpool. Surreal that Origi is not only a Champions League winner, but a scorer in the semi-final AND the final. Fucking mental.

    The final itself was dreadful, but I'm not sure how much of that was down to tactics. The players looked generally tired on both sides. They mentioned the heat during the game, which surely can't be right. 


  6. 42 minutes ago, Happenstance said:

    I think even if there was a Sony show it would have been a limited showing. While Sony are better than most at supporting their consoles during the transition to a new console we’d still not have had much to see yet. Between them working on the PS5 and more and more and more companies moving away from E3 as the best way to get their news out this seems like a good time to step back from the show.

    I understand it as a sign of the times but just for the personal enjoyment I get from E3 it’s a shame. I love all the conferences, announcements, watching sites like Giant Bomb talk over stuff and their after hours interviews. If E3 continues to struggle over the next few years then in hope something manages to replace it.

    Yeah, all the buzz, impressions, etc, they're the reasons why I've loved E3 in the past. The conferences are part of it, but it's the entire package. 

    On the other hand, I can remember the feeling of disappointment in the past when Nintendo had shit conferences. There's always that sense of "oh god, what are we actually going to be playing this year if nothing was announced?!" So maybe this little-but-often approach is actually healthier for the long term, who knows. It's always nice to get these announcements coming out of nowhere. 

     

    29 minutes ago, bob said:

    Because this forum is so Nintendo and Sony centric, I often forget that Microsoft haven't dropped out of the console business completely. It's always a little surprise when they announce a new game or something, and I go "oh yeah, they're still going".

    Would they be classed as veterans at this stage? They're on they're third console and I still regard them as a big player. I think they'll do much better in the fourth generation as they seem to be getting the message that it's their own content/exclusive that will push their console to the front.

     

    18 minutes ago, Hero-of-Time said:

    Given the sales split across the platforms, I think most people tend to do this. It's great they are able to put on a show with many 3rd party games but it's exclusives and exclusive deals that tend to push the console sales. 

    I wonder if we'll be having this same conversation after their E3 showing. :D 

    Bring on the third party games, haha.

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  7. Just now, Happenstance said:

    I always find Microsoft’s conferences weird. Before them they always announce these numbers for games being shown and while I’m sure they must tally up, it either doesn’t feel like they showed that many or they putting spin on those numbers by showing things in sizzle reels etc.

    No matter how many developers they acquire I just have zero enthusiasm for Xbox these days. First the Xbox One itself soured me on their hardware/OS and then the games just felt more bland and samey.

    I always find myself watching Microsoft's shows and thinking to myself "I'll get that on PS4...there's another PS4 game...that one, too".

    I have no interest at all in buying another home console. But, at least their shows have got better. 

    Not excited at all about this year's E3. I'm hoping that when it does come around that I get swept by the inevitable wave. I plan to watch the usual shows: Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, anything Nintendo put out. A bit annoyed that there isn't going to be a Sony event. 


  8. Anybody else watching the Chernobyl tv series? Heard great things about it and I've really enjoyed it. Obviously horrible to watch in places, but just so gripping. I find myself saying to myself "wtf?!" every few moments. Hard to believe that such an event happened.

    Would highly recommend.


  9. 14 hours ago, Sméagol said:

    Back then I believe it got pretty good reviews. But I forgot about the artstyle, and this remake seems to be completely different in that regard. Not sure what I'd prefer, though I have a slight interest since I missed the game back then.

    I played the Wii version with friend in co-op. Just a few hours or so. Really liked it, but I remember thinking that I really, realllly wanted this version as it looks closer to the films. Excited that it's getting chance on newer console!

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  10. Never played an MGS game due to their lack of appearance on Nintendo home consoles, so Kojima feels very alien to me. I can imagine the reviews and impressions for this being quite polarising, as there will no doubt be some who love his style and some who just maybe will never like it. 

    I know it's never going to happen, but... Silent Hills. What could have been. 


  11. 3 hours ago, Hero-of-Time said:

    I played the hell out of the original on the 360. It was such a good game in co-op.

    Seriously looking forward to it. Didn't play this last generation, so mega excited.

    I hear that this is basically the third film. Corrrreeeeecccttttt?


  12. Decided to pop into Absolute Music today, which is only around 5 minutes away from our house. They're pretty much the biggest/best guitar place around here, so we're quite lucky to have it so close to us. 

    The main reason we went was to have a look at a new bass. I have to admit that their collection/selection of basses wasn't particularly amazing, but they did have the Thunderbird IV Pro there for me to have a proper look at it. My initial impression was that the Headstock looked VERY large and quite weighty. It's the first thing I noticed and it then made me feel slightly dubious about whether or not it could be a suitable model for me. I asked one of the staff if I could have a closer look and feel of it. On closer inspection, it's actually surprisingly lighter than I expected and was a dream to play. Spent a good 15 minutes with it and enjoyed my time playing. The shape is great and it just feels nice to play, whilst also not being soooo expensive that I feel guilty. I think that this is probably the bass that I will go for, perhaps in the Summer holidays!

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    Love the booths that they have at Absolute. You can just ask for a guitar off the shelf and they've got the rooms set up for you to just plug in and play. Although...in this case, the amp wasn't set up for me to use, so I had to just go on look and feel rather than sound quality. After watching lots of impressions online, I'm sure that this area is fine. 

    Whilst we were there, another guitar also took my eye.

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    An Epiphone Emperor II Pro. I initially was looking for the Sheraton, which unfortunately they didn't seem to have available for me to look at. But, this caught my eye and I asked for a closer look. Weight wise, it felt wonderful to hold, despite its bulkier size. I was impressed by the sound quality of it, so I will definitely be adding this to my list. From reading up about it, it's a perfect jazz guitar. 

    A very fun day just playing around with guitars. It was so difficult to not give in to temptation! :D

    Had a look at some of the Fender Telecasters up close and they are such beautiful guitars. Definitely on my list...one day! Could have walked out with about a dozen different models!

     

     

     

     

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  13. Not really all that surprising that she's gone. Unfortunately, she's made too many mistakes and there are simply too many people around her who want Brexit to go in a different direction and will therefore disagree with her decisions. 

    My concern is the longer term impact that this will have on potential future female Prime Ministers. Thatcher is very divisive (I personally hated her) and May will surely go down as one of the worst in history. That's got to be a concern going forward.

    Also also, please can the next PM not be one of the unholy trinity of Hunt-Gove-Johnson. 


  14. 1 minute ago, Mandalore said:

    Stumble upon some dodgy bar in Cyberpunk 2077 and you might find that Icelandic band.

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    Norway's song was aweeeesooooome. Give that bald man a prize!

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